Verizon expands LTE coverage through New York state, Georgia, and elsewhere

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Verizon has just announced that they're expanding their LTE network to a bunch of new areas across the U.S. In New York, the Buffalo-Niagara area has 28 new LTE towers, while Cattaraugus-Alleghany counties are getting their first taste of 4G on Thursday. Also launching on Thursday are new markets in Georgia, including LaGrange, Brunswick, and Macon. Pierre, South Dakota, and Ocala, Florida will also be getting LTE service on the 19th. Other recent expansions have included Hopkinton, New Hampshire; Lancaster, Massachusetts; and Stockton, Fresno, and Bakersfield in California.

This is good news for those outside of major urban centers wanting to get high-speed data on the new iPad, but surveys show that the majority of iPad usage is over Wi-Fi. Still, this nicely sets the stage for an LTE iPhone, which we're expecting sometime this fall. We have a forum thread going asking which carrier folks would go with for an LTE iPhone, and so far it seems like a pretty even split between Verizon and AT&T. Which would you side with?

Source: Verizon via Android Central

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There are 6 comments. Add yours.

kch50428 says:

I've heard my area in Iowa should see LTE in late June.

Ryan says:

230+ markets to 36... seems like it should be obvious where people should go. :P

iowahawk19 says:

I wish they would at least get everywhere 3G. Lots of white on that map.

stewm says:

A lot of those areas are either impossible to provide service to due to the landscape, ie too any hills, and some are just not economic but Verizon are still extending and improving that service concurrently to setting up LTE service. It is far more interesting looking at AT&T service map for 3G. And comparing their 3G map to verizons coverage.

kch50428 says:

Much of that white in populated areas is areas Verizon had to divest when it bought Alltel.

dloveprod says:

I imagine it'll stay over wifi until they up these caps.